YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A demolition crew from the city of Youngstown will tear down what’s left of two vacant homes. The structures caught fire Monday night.
Crews were called about 10 p.m. to one of the houses on West Princeton Avenue. When they arrived, smoke and flames were shooting from the house.
The flames spread to a neighboring vacant home. Crews worked to keep the fire at bay so it wouldn’t continue to another neighboring house that was occupied. However, the house did sustain some heat damage.
The fire briefly rekindled about 2:30 a.m.
Later, crews were called back to West Princeton Avenue after a man caught his mattress on fire from a cigarette he was smoking.
The fire spread to other furniture inside the house.
The man suffered minor injuries when he went back inside to rescue hi cats.